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MacLampsX brings light strings to your desktop.

Inspired by Tiger Technologies's Holiday Lights, MacLampsX allows you to decorate for Christmas, or any other holiday with user-creatable bulbs, as well as a small set of defaults.

Version 2.0 brings lots of new features like the ability to add bigger bulbs and to play music.

Happy Holidays!

What's New

Version 2.0:
  • Updated Screen Saver plugin to work under Mac OS X 10.6 (screen saver version 1.0.1)

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Steven Goodheart Member IconReview+442
Steven Goodheart
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FYI: The nifty little program still works like a charm after all these years on my Intel 2008 iMac with Mac OS 10.8.5, Mountain Lion.

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Version 2.0
BigJohnson Member IconReview+170
BigJohnson
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Just installed and configured this for the 2012 Christmas season and it's working fine on OS X 10.7.6 Intel 64, so don't let the fact that it hasn't been updated in years scare you off. I've used it for 3 years now and don't recall having any trouble. Adds some cheer to my screen and and it's FREE!

There's plenty of options, and it will even snow and play tracks from your iTunes library. Be sure to download the extra bulbs from the dev's website and copy them to the ~/Applications/MacLampsX.app/Contents/Resources folder: http://arcticmac.home.comcast.net/~arcticmac/software/bulbArchive/


You'll also like TreetopLights - I'm running it too. https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/16774/treetoplights

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Version 2.0
BigJohnson
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OOPS - that should be OS X 10.7.5. I thought there had been another update.

Simen Member IconComment+1
Simen
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Very nice programm. I used to have "Holiday Lights" in Mac OS 9 too :)

This is ofcourse a beta, but I just wanted to say that I couldn't get the screen saver to work with snow without disabling "Enter Screen Saver mode only for the MacLampsX ScreenSaver", and I tried a lot of stuff.

It also doesn't work with "Spaces". I can move it from one space to another by dragging the preferences window from one space to another.

Still, really good app :) And brings a good christmas spirit :)

Happy christmas to everyone. Or "Go' jul" as we say in Norway :)

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Version 2.0b
The Arcticmac (developer)
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two things:
1. it's not actually a beta - just a quick update to make the SS work with snow leopard.
2. unfortunately snow leopard changed the way the prefs for current SS are stored, and I don't have the code to MLX (where that issue would need to be fixed) in a place where I can make another release easily right now. So you'll just have to leave that box unchecked in SL for now. Sorry!

Steven Goodheart Member IconReview+442
Steven Goodheart
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HUZZAH! MacLamps is back and it works with Snow Leopard, just in time for the holidays! Like others, I really missed it, so hanks so much for this great and for putting all this effort into a FREE program.

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Version 2.0b
Creepster Member IconComment+24
Creepster
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I went to set this up for this year and found out that I could no longer install the screen saver. I am using Snow Leopard. How ironic. A screen saver with snow that can't run on SNOW Leopard.

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Version 2.0
The Arcticmac (developer)
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I'll be doing a much-needed release in a few days to make the screensaver SL compatible. If you would be willing to test it for me (it's embarrassing when releases don't work), please email me using the contact form on my website!

Creepster
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Looking forward to helping you test this. Hope you got my contact OK.

adrienne_am Member IconComment+0
adrienne_am
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Hi, I have had this recommended to me, but every time I download it, I'm unable to mount the dmg file. I get a warning saying that the disk image failed to mount.

I have tried downloading from here and the developer's original site. I am using OS X 4.11 on my PowerPC iBook G4.

Thanks

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Version 2.0
Dougster Member IconComment+105
Dougster
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Brilliant ! The .dmg file now opens....and works ! It feels as if Christmas has come early ! The screensaver is also fab. Thanks so much for swiftly sorting out this problem, developer. Really appreciated :-)

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Version 2.0
creepster Member IconComment+24
creepster
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Yea, things are working and this release is the best. Loaded some songs and it is like having Holiday Lights back.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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Version 2.0
 (Developer) Member IconDev+0
(Developer)
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For all those who've had issues with the download, I've decided to change to a zlib compressed disk image, which shouldn't cause any problems for anyone. Note that the download URL is the same as always, so you may need to clear your browser cache to get the new file.

Also, for future reference, it's good to know that tip that the admins posted - just remove the .bz2 file extension and open the d/l file directly as a dmg.

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Version 2.0
Dougster Member IconComment+105
Dougster
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I am having the same problem as Creepster in trying to open the .dmg.bzf file.Very strange.
Also, the previous versions of MacLamps .dmg files will no longer open on my Intel iMac, using Leopard 10.5.1.

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Version 2.0
MacUpdate-Lon (developer)
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http://www.macupdate.com/reviews.php?id=16740&pid=206015

The ArcticMac (developer)
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Hey - see the post on the main page about the problem with the latest version.

If you're still having trouble with the older versions, could you get in touch with me via email (use the form on my website - I don't want to post my email here and get spammed any more than I already am) so that we can troubleshoot? Thanks!

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Date 18 Dec 2009
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